Stories tagged: sudan
Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
Armyworm influx risks worsening South Sudan hunger, U.N. says
An invasion of fall armyworms may further damage South Sudanese farming, worsening shortages in the war-torn country where half the population is already facing hunger, a Food and Agriculture Organization …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:52 p.m.
Sudan freezes negotiations with U.S. over continuing sanctions
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered that all negotiations with the United States be frozen until Oct. 12, after the Trump administration delayed its decision on whether to permanently lift …
Sat., June 24, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead
The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves. Some people reach safety in the …
Sat., June 17, 2017
After fleeing war and abuse, Sudanese student graduates high school in Spokane and charts a brave course
Five years ago, Achan Akon made a decision. She was going to report her mother to Child Protective Services. It was not something she did lightly.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 5:11 a.m.
‘Sliding into catastrophe’: South Sudan famine could spread
Two months after the world’s youngest nation declared a famine amid its civil war, hunger has become more widespread than expected, aid workers say.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid
The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten …
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Rape reaches ‘epic proportions’ in South Sudan’s civil war
After months of being raped by her rebel captors, the young woman became pregnant. Amid her suffering, the child was a spark of life. So she named him Barack Obama, …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
South Sudan plane crashes, all 49 passengers, crew survive
A passenger plane crash-landed and burned in Wau, northwestern South Sudan, but all 49 passengers and crew survived, said an airport official.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
South Sudan experiencing ethnic cleansing, UN report says
A new United Nations report describes South Sudan as teetering on the edge of genocide and experiencing ethnic cleansing, a stark portrayal of a nation whose crises now include famine.
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
South Sudan promises ‘unimpeded’ aid access amid famine
South Sudan’s president said Tuesday his government will ensure “unimpeded access” for all aid organizations, a day after famine was declared for more than 100,000 people in the country suffering …
Fri., Nov. 18, 2016
Wave of ethnic killings engulfs town in South Sudan
Once a beacon of coexistence, the town of Yei is now a center of the country’s renewed civil war, gripped by a wave of killings among South Sudan’s dozens of …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
138,000 people displaced in Darfur fighting, U.N. says
The U.N. peacekeeping chief says an escalation in fighting in Darfur has forced 138,000 people to flee their homes since mid-January and there is no political solution in sight to …
Fri., March 16, 2012, 8:47 a.m.
Clooney arrested in protest at Sudanese Embassy
WASHINGTON — Actor George Clooney and his father have been arrested at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.
Sun., Feb. 13, 2011
Sudan cows figure in convoluted Spokane custody case
For some of the best legal minds in Washington state, a complicated Spokane divorce that spanned two continents and a bloody civil war came down to this: 15 cows. The …
Tue., Oct. 20, 2009
Sudan policy seeks middle ground
WASHINGTON – The White House on Monday unveiled a new Sudan policy that seeks a middle ground between punishing the country’s defiant regime and appeasing it, a step away from …
Mon., June 8, 2009
Grad-to-be risked life fleeing native Sudan
Among the nearly 2,400 students expected to receive undergraduate degrees from Eastern Washington University on Saturday is one whose survival did not seem likely 20 years ago, much less his …
Mon., March 9, 2009
World in brief: Sudan may expel more aid workers
Sudan’s president threatened to kick out more aid groups and expel diplomats and peacekeepers on Sunday during his first trip to Darfur after an international court issued an arrest warrant …
Fri., March 6, 2009
Defiant Sudanese leader expels 13 relief agencies
NAIROBI, Kenya – A day after an international court called for his arrest on war-crimes charges, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday took his anger out on Western humanitarian agencies, …